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  • Atinc Yilmaz
  • Regional CEO - Turkey, The Middle East & Africa
  • Specialist Insurance Brokers, United Arab Emirates

Atinc Yilmaz graduated with an MBA in Banking & Insurance, and has BSc in Business Administration, both from universities in Istanbul, and specialisation in Insurance & Investment in City University CASS Business School in London. He also attended Executive Leadership Programs of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and JOCE, SIM of Singapore.

He started his career as a Field Sales Agent and had since worked in various local companies, and also worked in London during and after his education period. He has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry in various roles, from reinsurance specialty to Regional CEO of international firms. His 22 years career with Marsh had introduced him with many roles; such as, director of large clients/risk management, executive director – senior vice president and managing director for Marsh in Turkey, and country management leadership roles. He worked as CEO of Marsh Indonesia in Asia between 2009 and 2012 where achieved one of the highest growth success in the business while playing a key role in Marsh Asia Leadership Team. In the 2012, appointed as CEO of Marsh Emirates in the UAE and also worked as a member of Marsh Middle East Executive team. During his leadership tenure in the Middle East, successfully transformed the operation under his responsibility as one of the fastest growing operations and increased significantly the size and doubled the profit earnings as industry leader in its field in the entire Middle East and North Africa. In August 2017, Yilmaz has been appointed as Regional CEO of Hyperion Insurance Group’s broking business, Howden in charge of Turkey, The Middle East and Africa regions.

He has received various awards during his insurance career, including Marsh Europe Best Client Servicing Award in 2004, Best Country Performance Award on Power & Utilities in 2005 in EMEA and 2006 Top Global Performers Award of Marsh Inc.